Ukip won't stand against Canvey Independents in by-election

Ukip's Jamie Huntman

Ukip's Jamie Huntman

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THE informal alliance between Ukip and Canvey Independents is set to continue after the Eurosceptic party confirmed it won’t stand in the forthcoming Canvey East ward by-election.

Gail Barton was removed from the council after she failed to turn up to meetings for six months.

Jamie Huntman, Ukip’s candidate for Castle Point in the 2015 elections, said that while there was still no formal pact in place, his group wouldn’t field a candidate against the council’s opposition party.

He said: “On local issues we agree with so much more than we disagree with the Independent group, it doesn’t make sense to stand against them there.

“It’s no secret I get on well with the group. There’s a possibility we could be running the council with them after next year’s elections.”

He added Ukip was still developing its local branches, and said: “For so long I think Canvey has been under-represented on the mainland and we need everyone to have equal representation on the council. The way that can happen is by us working with the Independents.”

A date for the poll is yet to be officially confirmed.

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3:39pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Kim Gandy says...

Seems fair enough to me.

Anything, as long as it doesn't allow the lefties in, to destroy and overspend.
Seems fair enough to me. Anything, as long as it doesn't allow the lefties in, to destroy and overspend. Kim Gandy
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6:40pm Thu 5 Jun 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Seems fair enough to me.

Anything, as long as it doesn't allow the lefties in, to destroy and overspend.
But Ga-Ga, didnt you say UKIP was full of 'lefties' and thats why they threw you out...i mean you let your membership expire.. I mean...what were the other reasons you gave for being person non grata again?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Seems fair enough to me. Anything, as long as it doesn't allow the lefties in, to destroy and overspend.[/p][/quote]But Ga-Ga, didnt you say UKIP was full of 'lefties' and thats why they threw you out...i mean you let your membership expire.. I mean...what were the other reasons you gave for being person non grata again? ThisYear
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